Bits & Bites: Thanksgiving Dinner

Save Yourself the Cooking

Want to leave Thanksgiving dinner up to the professionals? You’re in luck. You have a few options next week for a delicious meal, whether you want to dine in or take home.

Alexander’s, 3667 Hwy 42 in Fish Creek, has a limited number of tables available, so call ahead to make a reservation or place a take-home order. 

If you’re picking up dinner for later, Scaturo’s Baking Co. & Cafe, 19 Green Bay Road in Sturgeon Bay, is offering a platter that comes complete with freshly roasted turkey, sausage stuffing, corn, mashed potatoes and gravy, freshly baked dinner rolls, cranberry sauce, apple crisp and pumpkin-pie squares. 

Alexander's Restaurant

The Lodge at Leathem Smith, 1640 Memorial Dr. in Sturgeon Bay, will be serving a turkey dinner with freshly roasted turkey, sweet potatoes, candied carrots, mashed potatoes and gravy, pecan stuffing, cranberries, buns and apple cobbler in the dining room, and the restaurant will also offer a spread to go.

Order Your Turkey Soon!

Greens N Grains Natural Foods Market & Café, 7821 Hwy 42 in Egg Harbor, has three varieties of turkeys ready to order for the big Thanksgiving feast. Mary’s Turkeys will be available in both free-range and certified organic options, though both are fed a non-GMO diet. For those looking to shop local, Greens N Grains is offering pasture-raised turkeys from Sunset Farm in Brussels. Call 920.868.9999 to place your order.

Sunset Farms

Hacienda Brings Back the Brews

Last weekend, Hacienda Beer Co., 8099 Hwy 57 in Baileys Harbor, released See Ya Later: another collaborative beer from its oak cellar. The Hacienda brewers created this one with brewers from the Marquette, Michigan-based Barrel + Beam.

The crew from Barrel + Beam joined the Hacienda team in Baileys Harbor in the fall of 2019 to brew a koelschip beer with lots of foraged ingredients. Barrel + Beam foraged juniper boughs in Michigan, and Hacienda harvested sumac cones from around Door County. 

The beer then spent a year and a half in oak barrels before conditioning in bottles for the past six months. The result? See Ya Later has notes of juniper, cider, charred lemon and melon, with balanced funk and acid profiles.

The Way You Make Me Feel, one of Hacienda’s cocktail-inspired IPAs, also returned last weekend. Hacienda incorporated ingredients based on the Floradora cocktail: juniper berries, ginger root, lime juice and red raspberry, as well as lactose sugar to provide a creamy, full body. The brewers hopped the beer in the kettle and dry-hopped with a bunch of Motueka and Simcoe to further amp up the lime, berry and resinous character. 

Want even more? Hacienda has released its Black Friday lineup as well. It includes four variations on its Velvet Bulldozer and L’hiver 2021/2022.

Hacienda Brewing

Cheese in Time for Christmas

Wisconsin Cheese Masters is shipping out its cheese gift boxes Dec. 6, 13 and 20. Order today at, and choose your ship date to ensure that you or your loved ones get a real Gouda gift in their stocking. A top pick is the Best Cheese in America box – Wisconsin Cheese Masters’ most popular gift collection – featuring cheeses that have won a total of six Best in Show awards.

Wisconsin Cheese Masters